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Physics 418: Statistical Mechanics I
Prof. S. Teitel stte@pas.rochester.edu  Spring 2006
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lecture 19
Debye model, black body radiation

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lecture 20
ideal quantum gases, leading quantum correction to ideal gas law, degenerate fermi gas

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lecture 21
degenerate fermi gas: specific heat, Pauli paramagnetism

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LECTURE CANCELED

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lecture 22
degenerate ideal bose gas, BoseEinstein condensation
HW 5 due

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lecture 23
BEC continued, BEC of atomic gases in magnetic traps

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LECTURE CANCELED

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lecture 24
spin models, magnetic ensembles, Ising model

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lecture 25
mean field solution of Ising model, critical exponents
HW 6 due

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lecture 26
Landau theory of phase transitions

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lecture 27
Landau theory continued, exact solution 1D Ising model

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